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NBC Evening News for Sunday, Mar 26, 1978
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(Studio) Sports reporter is covering baseball spring training in Orlando, Florida; report with regard to best hitter in game.
REPORTER: Jessica Savitch

(Orlando, Florida) Hitting technique of Rod Carew, of Minnesota Twins, examined; is noted that only Ted Williams in 1941 had higher single-season batting average than Carew's .388 in 1977. [CAREW - discusses use of eyes in hitting technique; describes wrist action in technique.] Former baseball player Stan Musial mentioned. Carew's study and teaching of use of eyes and wrists in hitting noted. [CAREW - gives tips to batter.] [Rookie Rick SOFFIELD - has learned several things from Carew; says Carew is best hitter in game.] [New York Yankee Reggie JACKSON - is in awe of Carew; notes own game is pretty good. Calls Carew perfect hitter; will stay and watch him hit because of learning things from him.] [CAREW - would be happiest man on earth if he could hit .400.]
REPORTER: Dick Schaap

Savitch, Jessica;
Schaap, Dick

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